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Sermon Series The Family of God (emphasis on the church being a family)

 

TITLE: The Family Unity is Important (9 of 10)

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 12:12-14

PROPOSITION: The church must function as a united family

QUESTION: How?

KEY WORD: Examples

SCRIPTURE READING: Same

INTRODUCTION:

  1. We have studied each of the parts (children, teens, adults and seniors).
  2. Each is important to the rest of us. Each makes a contribution to the family.
  3. Today is "Family of God Day" We are Family!
  4. We examined the parts now they must be assembled, joined together.

Sustain in times of weakness

  1. Exodus 17:12 Aaron and Hur hold up Moses' hands
  2. Amalekites fought against Israel

Success in battle

  1. Judges 20:11 "knit together as one man"
  2. All the men of Israel unified, united

Accomplish great tasks

  1. 2 Kings 6:1-3 everyone carry a beam, move a building

Build a city

  1. Nehemiah 4:16-20 bear burdens, build wall, hold spear
  2. Rally to the sound of the trumpet

Added power in prayer

  1. Matthew 18:19 2 or 3 agree on anything, it shall be done
  2. Matthew 18:20 gathered in Jesus' name in the midst

Bring men to Christ

  1. Mark 2:3 man with palsy brought to Christ by 4 men of faith
  2. John 1:40-45 Andrew brings Peter, Philip brings Nathaniel
  3. 1 Corinthians 3:6 Paul planted; Apollos watered, God gives the increase

From a daily devotional sent to me

"Each snowflake is intricate and unique, yet the snow forms one blanket over the land. Each member of the church is intricate and unique; each is given beautiful gifts of God. Yet together we use our gifts for one purpose: to build unity in the church, so the world will see the love of God in us."



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